Anthony T. Holdener III began programming at the age of eight on his parents' IBM PCjr and has been hooked on computers ever since. In 1997, he helped to open and operate an Internet cafe (Cyber-Safari Internet Cafe) in Fairview Heights, Illinois, where he served as the systems administrator. Since graduating from St. Louis University with a degree in Computer Science, Anthony has worked as a web architect, developer, analyst, IT manager, and consultant for over eighteen years in the St. Louis area, including Anheuser-Busch, SAIC, Gateway EDI, Korein Tillery, Saint Clair County, Illinois, USDA-Rural Development, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Currently he contracting at DTN/The Progressive Farmer -- Schneider Electric where he is helping to add to their suite of applications. He has also taught as an adjunct at Southwestern Illinois College (he has taught "Advanced Graphics and Animation" and "Web Site Development"), plus he is on their Electronic Publishing/Graphic Communications/Web Designer/Web Development & Administration Advisory Committee.
He resides in Ballwin, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, with his girlfriend, and keeps busy with 11 years old twins.
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